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Grant Fuhr

Grant Fuhr, hockey player (b at Spruce Grove, Alta 28 Sept 1962). Grant Fuhr was one of the National Hockey League's best-ever goalies and a member of the outstanding Edmonton Oilers lineup of the 1980s.

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Alfred Fisher

Alfred (Joel) Fisher. Composer, pianist, teacher, b Boston 30 Jun 1942, naturalized Canadian 1974; B MUS (Boston) 1968, M MUS (Michigan State) 1967, PH D (Michigan State) 1976.

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Clifford Ford

Clifford (Robert) Ford. Composer, teacher, writer, b Toronto 30 May 1947; B MUS (Toronto) 1970, M MUS (McGill) 1981.

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Diana Krall

Diana Jean Krall, jazz singer and pianist (b at Nanaimo, BC, 16 Nov 1964). She went from Nanaimo to the Berklee College of Music in Boston as a teenager, and later studied piano in Los Angeles with Alan Broadbent and Jimmy Rowles and in Toronto with Don Thompson.

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Hank Snow

Hank (b Clarence Eugene) Snow. Singer-songwriter, guitarist, b Brooklyn, Queens County, NS, 9 May 1914, naturalized US 1958, d Nashville, Tenn, 20 Dec 1999; honorary D LITT (St. Mary's) 1994. He began playing guitar as a child.

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Gerald Stanick

Gerald Stanick. Violist, teacher, administrator, b Winnipeg 9 Nov 1933. He studied in Winnipeg with John Konrad and Richard Seaborn and at the University of Indiana with David Dawson.

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Pierre Trochu

Pierre Trochu. Composer, percussionist, b Montreal 8 Jan 1953; B MUS (Montreal) 1974, M MUS (Montreal) 1977, D MUS composition (Montreal) 1983. He studied 1970-7 with Serge Garant (composition) and Robert Leroux and Guy Lachapelle (percussion) at the University of Montreal.

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Susan Aglukark

Uuliniq Susan Aglukark, OC, singer, songwriter (born 27 January 1967 in Churchill, MB). Susan Aglukark is a Juno Award-winning Inuk singer and songwriter. Her blend of country, world music and easy-listening pop is distinguished by her gentle voice, upbeat melodies and inspirational lyrics sung in English and Inuktitut. Her album This Child (1995) sold more than 300,000 copies in Canada and the lead single, “O Siem,” became the first Top 10 hit by an Inuk performer. She was made an Officer of the Order of Canada for her “powerful songs that relate the stories of Canada’s Inuit” and for her advocacy for the people and communities of Canada’s North. She has also mentored Indigenous artists and students, and received a Governor General’s Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement in 2016.

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George B. Sippi

George B. (Buckley) Sippi. Organist, choirmaster, teacher, b Bombay 10 Mar 1847, d London, Ont, 18 Sep 1915. His family returned in 1854 to Ireland from India, where his Italian grandfather had settled. He attended Queen's College in Cork and studied piano and organ with his uncle, John A.

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Philip Thomson

Philip (Gordon) Thomson. Pianist, b Saint John, NB, 11 Nov 1952; B MUS (Toronto) 1974. Thomson studied 1970-4 at the University of Toronto with Pierre Souvairan, 1974-5 in England, performed mainly in Toronto ca 1975-7, then did graduate work in piano 1977-9 with Abbey Simon at the Julliard School.

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Reichmanns' Return

Hotel magnate Isadore Sharp was not entirely surprised when he picked up his telephone in June and heard Paul Reichmann's voice. The two men began a conversation that was to lay the groundwork for a timely but unlikely business alliance.

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Patrick Gillick

Lawrence Patrick David Gillick, baseball executive, general manager Toronto Blue Jays (born at Chico, California, 22 Aug 1937). Pat Gillick grew up in Sherman Oaks, California, and was educated at the University of Southern California, where he earned a business degree.

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Simpson Acquitted

For a few suspenseful seconds last week, tens of millions of hearts beat a little faster across North America. Maintenance workers hovered in the doorways of executive offices to catch a glimpse of the television screen.

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Georgina Lightning

Georgina Lightning, actor, director, producer (b at Hobbema, Alta 1964). Georgina Lightning was born into the Samson Cree Nation. Educated in Canada, she moved to Los Angeles in 1990 to pursue an acting career and enrolled in the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.